Portfolio and Publications

Scientific Papers and Research:

Branching out in the direction of scientific documentation, including research papers and photographic field surveys, is a further and natural evolution for XplorMor. The Team has explored countless sites around the planet, many of which have been remote and epitomize the road less traveled. In these areas, ecosystems have been preserved, such as Cuba, known as the unexpected Eden, with its terrain and wildlife mostly untouched. As we have photographed and written about these experiences, we realize the importance of preserving such sites for future generations. Sites like those designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites that hold human and natural history in their very existence. Their importance is beyond value. By offering to compile scientific papers and photographic documentation we hope to organize or join projects and expeditions for detailing these sites for current understanding and for archival resources that will benefit future generations.

Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]
Zapata Insects Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cienega Occidental de Zapata;Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba Matanzas;Cuba Peninsula de Zapata Playa Larga;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuba Zapata;Explore Cuba;Matanzas Province;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Zapata;Peninsula de Zapata;Playa Larga;Playa Larga Cuba;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba;Zapata Peninsula]
Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]
Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]

Cuba Entomology Research Expedition Findings

Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]
Zapata Insects Julia Thomsen

The Entomology Department of the University of Georgia and XplorMor International Incorporated conducted the Cuba Entomology Research Expedition in May 2015. The expedition was a photographic field survey of insects in three diverse regions of Cuba. Here are the Cuba Entomology Research Expedition Published Findings:

Parque Nacional Cienaga de Zapata, Reserva de la Biosfera de Zapata (Cienaga de Zapata National Park and Biosphere Reserve) – On the UNESCO Tentative List for World Heritage Status as UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 1801, Zapata already stands as a protected Biosphere Reserve. This enormous swampy outcrop is home to lush tropical and mangrove forests and underwater cave systems. The area remains mostly untouched and unexplored.

Parque Nacional de Viñales, Valle de Viñales (Vinales National Park) – UNESCO World Heritage Site 840 , Viñales Valley lies in the western region of Cuba in the mountain range known as Sierra de los Organos. The valley offers an exceptional karst landscape surrounded by rolling mountains and dotted with spectacular dome-like limestone outcrops, known in Spanish as mogotes. 

Parque Nacional y Reserva de la Biosfera de Guanahacabibes, Peninsula de Guanahacabibes (Guanahacabibes National Park & Biosphere Reserve) – Designated a UNESCO Biosphere and on the Tentative List as part of UNESCO World Heritage Site No. 1802 titled Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean, the landscape of Guanahacabibes ranges from coastal plains and coral reefs to tropical dry forest.

Continue exploring the Cuba Entomology Research Expedition Findings

Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]
Zapata Insects Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cienega Occidental de Zapata;Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba Matanzas;Cuba Peninsula de Zapata Playa Larga;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuba Zapata;Explore Cuba;Matanzas Province;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Zapata;Peninsula de Zapata;Playa Larga;Playa Larga Cuba;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba;Zapata Peninsula]
Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]
Vinales Insects Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Artemisa Province Cuba;Artemisia Cuba;Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuba Valle de Vinales;Cuba Vinales;Cuba Vinales Valley;Cuban Cultural Site;Explore Cuba;Mogotes;Mogotes Dos Hermanos;Nationla Park Cuba;Pinar del Rio;Republic of Cuba Photo;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;Valle Ancon;Valle de Vinales;Vinales;Vinales Information Center;Vinales Nationla Park Cuba;Vinales Valley;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]
Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]
Insects of Guanahacabibes Julia ThomsenCopyright © XplorMor Inc. [Cuba;Cuba 2015;Cuba Biosphere;Cuba Entomology;Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;Cuba Expedition;Cuba Expedition 2015;Cuba National Park;Cuba Photo;Cuba Research;Cuba Rising;Cuban Rainbow Salimander;Explore Cuba;Guanahacabibes Biosphere;Parque Nacional Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Peninsula de Guanahacabibes;Republic of Cuba Photo;UN Biosphere;UNESCO;UNESCO World Heritage Site;United Nations Biosphere Cuba;World Heritage Site;XplorMor;XplorMor Cuba;XplorMor Cuba Entomology Research Expedition 2015;XplorMor Republic of Cuba]

Portfolio and Publications, a Sampling Only:

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Explore more XplorMor World Wide Photographic and Terrain Expeditions and scientific papers, and delve deeper into the journey through Xplorer Journals written by our team and guest contributors. These are first-hand accounts from the expeditions, offering tips, insights and stunning photography. Then discover our web and print ready images to enhance your publications.